Canada 150 Park Pass — Take 1 

Well it was a bit of a bust as far as the Parks Canada Pass goes because the site of Motherwell Homestead wasn’t open. Turns out we are slightly out of season and the gates were locked which was very disappointing as I’ve wanted to see this place for quite some time. The barn was barely visible from the road but also looks outstanding. It would appear that Parks Canada could use more funding as the paint on the house is decidedly worse for wear. 

Undaunted we did some back county exploring. We stopped at a cemetery near Abernathy plus a school and church on one site. These two buildings still see some use and are in fabulous condition. 

 Our friend knows that we love old houses and stones so the next stop has both but perhaps only for a while longer. It’s in pretty bad shape and apparently hasn’t been lived in or loved for a long time. Its obvious tbough that it was built with a lot of care and attention to detail. We loved the stone placement and those front circular windows. It would have back been a beauty in its day but as it stands it’s amazing that the chimney is still there. Totally looks like the wind could toss it off. 

It was an enjoyable afternoon despite the amount of birds swirling around the old buildings and the ticks climbing around us. 


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